Former Malaysia prime minister,
Mahathir Mohamad said about
Flight 370, "Someone is hiding
something. It is not fair that MAS
and Malaysia should take the blame,"
he wrote. Dr Mahathir suggested the
United States’ Central Intelligence
Agency had knowledge of the
disappearance of the plane with
239 people on board but was not
sharing it with Malaysia.
He also claimed that Boeing, the
plane’s maker, and "certain"
government agencies, have the ability
to remotely take over control of
commercial airliners such as the
missing Boeing 777.
"For some reason, the media will
not print anything that involves
Boeing or the CIA," he said.
"The plane is somewhere, maybe
without MAS [Malaysia Airlines]
markings," he said. "It is a waste
of time and money to look for debris
or oil slick or to listen for pings from
the black box."
Dr Mahathir wrote in his latest
blog that planes "don’t just disappear
…certainly not these days, with all
the powerful communications
systems, radio and satellite tracking
and filmless cameras which operate
almost indefinitely, and possess
huge storage capacities".
"Can it not be that the pilots of MH370
lost control of their aircraft after
someone directly or remotely activated
the equipment for seizure of control of
the aircraft?" he wrote.
Meanwhile, relatives of the 12 crew
members on the plane claim Malaysia
Airlines abandoned them after
discovering they had engaged US law firm
Ribbeck Law Chartered for legal
Jacquita Gonzales, the wife of Patrick
Gomez who was the in-flight supervisor
on MH370, said the airline sent relatives
an email last Friday advising that
caregivers who had been assigned to
help families had been terminated. The
airline earlier this month closed family
assistance and accommodation centers
"…it’s actually not right because our
caregivers are not there to advise on
legal matters." Ms Gonzales said the airline
had told relatives to now engage with the
airline through lawyers.
"As far as I am concerned, my husband is
still an employee of MAS…as far as I am
concerned, my husband is still on MH370, a
flight to Beijing and he has not come back
from Beijing yet," she said.
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